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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2004 Oct;51(5):1201-9.

Sudden cardiac death in children and adolescents: introduction and overview.

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Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 55201, USA. sberger@mcw.edu

Abstract

Sudden unexpected cardiac death (SCD) in a child or adolescent is a devastating event with serious impact on the family, the school, and the community. This article reviews the epidemiology of SCD in children and adolescents and includes a discussion of its incidence and etiologies. It also discusses strategies for prevention.

PMID:
15331279
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2004.04.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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